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Early Tamil Society and Culture Important Questions

9th Standard

    Reg.No. :

Social Science

Time : 01:00:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 50
    5 x 1 = 5
  1. The name of the script used in the Sangam Age









  2. The notable Chola king credited with bringing forest lands under the plough and developing irrigational facilities




    Rajarajan I




    Rajendran I

  3. The earliest written work on Tamil Grammar is_____________________  






    Pathinen Melkanakku


    Pathirien Kilkanakku

  4. _________________is an ornament made in precious stone where images are carved on the surface.  









  5. (i) Pathitrupathu speaks about the Pandya kings and their territory.
    (ii) The Akananuru describes the trading activities at Kaveripoompattinum.
    (iii) The Chola Emblem was the tiger and they issued square copper coins with images of a tiger.
    (iv) Neythal is a sandy desert region.


    (i) incorrect


    (ii) incorrect


    (iii) is correct


    (iv) incorrect

  6. 5 x 1 = 5
  7. ___________ are documents scripted on stones, copper plates, coins and rings



  8. ___________ the classic work on economy and statecraft authored by Kautilya during the Mauryan period.



  9. ___________ referred to the Westerners, including the Greeks, Romans and West Asian people.



  10. _______________ collection includes ten long songs.



  11. _______________Geography is a gazetteer and atlas of Roman times .



  12. 5 x 1 = 5
  13. Epigraphy

  14. (1)

    the study of inscriptions

  15. Pastoralism

  16. (2)

    nomadic people earning livelihood by rearing cattle.

  17. Arikkamedu

  18. (3)

    a Sangam Age port

  19. Hero stones

  20. (4)

    Animistic beliefs

  21. Anangu

  22. (5)


    2 x 4 = 8
  23. Non-Tamil Sources (Foreign Accounts):
    (a) What does the presence of the non-Tamll sources reveal?
    (b) Name the classic work of the Mauryan period that makes a mention that the pearl and shells came from Pandya country.
    (c) What is a chronicle?
    (d) Who speaks about the pepper trade between Roman empire and India?

  24. Pearl fishery and shell bangle.
    (i) Which place is famous for pearl fishery?
    (ii) What were very common in the Sangam Age?
    (iii) Who collected conch shells from the Pamban Island?
    (iv) What does Sangam literature describe?

  25. 4 x 2 = 8
  26. Discuss about the Tamil Traders and Sailors.

  27. What does the development of Script mark?

  28. What is Ptolemy's Geography?

  29. What is an Urban centre?

  30. 3 x 3 = 9
  31. Archaeological sites provide evidence of past history - Discuss.

  32. The Tamil rulers were independent of Mauryan authority. What explanation would you offer.

  33. Agriculture was one of the main sources of subsistence in Sangam Age. Give reasons

  34. 2 x 5 = 10
  35. Indicate how the industries and crafts of the Sangam Age contribute to their economy.

  36. Give an account of "Emergence of towns and ports".


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